I’m Not Dumb

I’m Not Dumb is a teen monologue about feeling inadequate. Arash talks to his guidance counselor about feeling less intelligent than the others Students.

Arash: I try my hardest in school but I am always just passing by the skin of my teeth.  I feel like I am dumber than the other Students.  I don’t know why I am not smart like they are.  I study when I go home.  Sometimes I stay after school for extra help.  I always do extra credit.

Why am I not smart enough, Mr. Counselor?  I want to have a good future.  I know I am young but what I do now will mean something later in my life, I just know it. I and My parents are immigrants who came to this country and I want to make them proud.  But how can I make them proud when I am stupid?

What is wrong with me?

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Netaarash

Arash has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil! What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into his lifelong passion. There’s nothing he likes better than writing (and reading) stories that is humorous in English and Persian languages, with a touch of Suspense and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Arash is also a YouTuber, Persian singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional kabob eater. When he’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find him in an adventure road-tripping to national parks! If you want to see Arash in his element (ranting about stories) check out his YouTube channel.

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